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Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends
11 November 2023 – 18 February 2024
This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.
Exhibition Tour – Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends
Join us in the galleries for an informal exhibition tour of Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends with co-curator Sarah Victoria Turner.
Film screening: Space and Freedom
Join us at Kettle’s Yard for screenings of two films by artist filmmaker Helen Petts. Following the screening, Helen Petts will be in conversation with the curators of Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends, before a short piano set by Steve Beresford.
My Kettle's Yard: The Art of Interiors with Tobias Vernon (8 Holland Street) and Emma Burns (Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler)
Join the Friends of Kettle’s Yard for a very special talk with Tobias Vernon, the founder of 8 Holland Street, a gallery and design studio specialising in 20th century British art and modern European furniture, and Emma Burns, the joint managing director of England’s longest running interior decoration firm, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. Held in the modern extension of the Kettle’s Yard house, the conversation will be led by design journalist Aimee Farrell. Event organiser: Aimee Farrell.
Creative Starting Points: Teacher CPD
Keen to spark interest in different creative approaches to artmaking? Secondary and sixth form art teachers, join artist Anna Brownsted in this teacher CPD to play games of chance, explore creative cause and effects and experiment with different creative starting points, inspired by ideas within the Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends exhibition at Kettle’s Yard.
Laura Freeman and Richard Calvocoressi in conversation - Jim Ede and Kettle’s Yard: The genesis of a biography
Join us to listen in on a conversation between Richard Calvocoressi and Laura Freeman.
Issam Kourbaj: Urgent Archive أرشيف عاجل
Since 2011 Issam Kourbaj’s artwork has responded to the ongoing conflict in Syria, and reflects on the suffering of his fellow Syrians and the destruction of his cultural heritage. This exhibition presents key works from this period alongside a new series which explores themes of loss, memory and renewal.
Megan Rooney’s (b. 1985, South Africa) first major solo exhibition in the UK will comprise all new paintings. In one of the gallery spaces at Kettle’s Yard she will paint a temporary mural directly onto the walls, and in the other, she will present new works.
Jonathan Leibowitz and Joseph Havlat
Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house for the Max and Evelyn Forbes Concert with Jonathan Leibowitz, clarinet and Joseph Havlat, piano.
New Music: Drunk on Dreams: John Butcher, saxophone and Rhodri Davies, harp
Join us for a New Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with John Butcher and Rhodri Davies.
For Families and Young People
Studio Sunday: Disability Friendly Quiet Session
Join us for a disability friendly quiet Studio Sunday session aimed at children and families with additional sensory needs.